The New Tylenol Scare? Explosives disguised as cosmetics and sports drinks
Following the foiled plot to blow up planes leaving the UK, manufacturers of cosmetics and beverages are facing a new and unexpected threat: use of their packaging to conceal explosives. Airports have responded by not only banning liquids and gels - but also creating 'sterile' zones beyond security. The question, of course, is: how can one tell that the products haven't been tampered with? Most foods and beverages have tamper-evident packaging - but many liquid products do not. Most concerning was the revelation that one of the plotters worked at the airport. A new level of product integrity is required: the ability to determine with high confidence that a product has not been maliciously tampered with.